2014 Summation

2014 Summation

It’s time to look at my 2014 reading by the numbers.

BOOKS READ

Total Books Read = 55
Average Books Read Per Month = 4.58
Best Reading Month = September (7 books)
Worst Reading Month = May (2 books each)

2014 Stats Read

Pages
Total Pages Read = 16,793
Average Pages Per Book = 305.33
Average Pages Read Per Day = 46
Average Pages Read Per Month = 1,399.42
Total Chunksters (450+ pages) Read = 5

Genres (Age Groups?)
Total Nonfiction Books Read = 12
Total Adult Fiction Books Read = 29
Total New Adult Fiction Books Read = 0
Total YA Fiction Books Read = 5
Total Middle Grade Fiction Books Read = 10

2014 Stats Type

Formats & Categories
Total Audio Books “Read” = 8 (15%)
Total Ebooks Read = 13 (24%)
Total Graphic Novels Read = 5
Total Books Reread = 6
Total Review Books Read = 10
Total Library Books Read = 17
Total Books Read for Book Club = 10

Authors
Total Books By Women = 27
Total Books By Men = 27
Total Books By Men & Women = 1
Total Books by New-to-Me Authors = 27
Total Books by Authors of Color = 6 (11%)
Total Books by Utah Authors = 7
Repeat Authors = 9
(J.R.R. Tolkien (3); James McBride (2); Julianne Donaldson (2); Shannon Hale (2); Donna Tartt (2); Art Spiegelman (2); Raina Telgemeier (2); Neil Gaiman (2); Sue Bentley (2))

Ownership
Total Books Read that I Own = 37
Total Books Read that I Don’t Own = 18

2014 Stats Own

Ratings
[rating:5] Ratings = 11
[rating:4] Ratings = 33
[rating:3] Ratings = 8
[rating:2] Ratings = 3
[rating:1] Ratings = 0

2014 Stats Stars

CHALLENGES

The Pulitzer Project – 13/87 [1 winner this year]
The Printz Project – 9/15 (+9 Honor books) [1 winner this year]
The Newberry Project – 27/93 (+13 Honor books) [1 honor this year; 1 honor reread this year]

MY THOUGHTS

  • I again failed to make my goal of 75 books, but I’m feeling good about the 55.
  • My number of audio books was way down this year. In 2012 and 2013, I “read” 19 audio books per year. This year, I only got to 8.
  • I usually read more female authors than male, but this year it was straight down the middle.
  • This is the first year that I tallied up the books I read by authors of color. I read 6 such books, which constituted 11% of my reading this year. I would like that number to get a bit higher in 2015.

2014 was a great year! I enjoyed reading with all of you. Have a happy new year.